Top 100 Birding Sites of the World

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University of California Press, 2008 - Nature - 320 pages
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King penguins in Antarctica, cassowaries in Queensland, cocks-of-the rock in Peru. This gorgeous book describes the one hundred best bird-watching sites on the planet. Introductory sections give an overview of each continent or region, and then each site is listed and ranked on a country-by-country basis. The entries all include a full description, a list of key species, a map, and information on the best time of year to visit. Lavish color photographs capture rare and elusive species as well as some of the world's best avian spectacles, such as the snow goose blizzard at Bosque del Apache and the flocks of lesser flamingos on Africa's Rift Valley lakes. Many birding sites are included for their unique avifauna, endemics, and oddities--the Seychelles, Andasibe in Madagascar, Taveuni in Fiji, and the Alakai wilderness in Hawaii, among others. With its truly global coverage--of the huge flocks of wintering geese in Britain and the United States, the cranes in both Japan and France, the "river of raptors" passage at Veracruz in Mexico, and much more--this book will inform and inspire anyone who plans to visit, or who dreams of visiting, these extraordinary locations.

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Spectacular color photographs and an authoritative text are the outstanding virtues of this oversized (11" ƒ¯‚¿‚½ 13") coffee-table book. One can always quibble, especially concerning omissions ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
Iceland
15
Waddensee
27
Coto Dofiana
33
Falsterbo
41
Lake Myvatn
47
Bialowieza Forest
53
Danube Delta
59
Djoudj
128
Ivindo
134
Rift Valley Lakes
140
Western Caprivi Strip
146
Dzalanyama
152
Mkhuze
160
Spiny Forest
166
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Dominic Couzens is a writer and birding leader based in the United Kingdom. He has written numerous books on birds and wildlife and hundreds of articles in such magazines as BBC Wildlife and Birdwatching. His best-known books are Secret Lives of Garden Birds and Identifying Birds by Behavior.

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